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Sumatra Aceh: Rohingya and Bireuen Regency

sumatra aceh: It was unclear how long they had been at sea, said Riza Yulianto, the police chief of Bireuen regency in Aceh on the island of Sumatra, according to Toronto Star. Aceh's Disaster Mitigation Agency said the Rohingya told local authorities that they wanted to reach Australia. The group of eight children, 25 women and 43 men was brought ashore in their wooden boat Friday afternoon. Read more Opinion Tony Burman Who can help save the Rohingya Canada Article Continued Below No end in sight for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh six months after attacks Report urges Canada take lead to aid Rohingya refugees The agency said it was co-ordinating with the local government to provide temporary shelter. Hidayatullah, who uses one name, said fisherman went to the aid of the Rohingya after seeing the boat at about 2 p.m. It said seven people were given medical treatment. react-empty 142 Officials were interviewing the refugees, and villagers had donated clothes and food, said Hidayatullah from the local civic group Rapid Response Action. ( As reported in the news.